Leeds & Liverpool Canal - River Lock.

Detail

From Date: 20/03/2023 08:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 1, River Lock

Ends at: Lock 1, River Lock

Updates

02/11/2023 15:16

From the week beginning 6th of November River Lock will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday between 13:00 & 15:00 for boaters wishing to move between the Leeds and Liverpool and Aire and Calder canals. 

24/10/2023 10:14

Due to reduced staff during the winter season River Lock will be open between 1pm and 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting from the 1st of November.

CRT apologises for any inconvenience caused.

30/06/2023 09:38

The current opening times remain in place at River Lock.  

09/06/2023 10:13

River Lock is still struggling to retain water. 

The present opening times will remain in place, a further update will be given on Friday the 30th of June. 

09/05/2023 15:45

Our Engineering and Project Team are still carrying out work to prepare for the undertaking of a repair later this year.

The current opening times will remain in place, a further update will be given on Friday the 9th of June.

23/03/2023 14:20

Please be aware there are only 4 mooring spaces alongside River Lock. Boaters are advised to moor up before reaching River Lock at Leeds Lock. 

A map at Leeds Lock will show moorings sites.  

Description

River Lock is struggling to achieve a level and is consuming an abnormal amount of water that on occasion leaves Granary Wharf basin above short of water, preventing onward navigation. To mitigate this in the short term we are restricting the operation of the lock to between the hours of 1pm and 3pm 7-days per week. The lock will be unavailable for passage outside of these hours. This will be reviewed by Friday 14th April 2023 when we hope to be able to offer a longer passage window each day.

 In the meantime, our Engineering and Project Team are working to specify works and methodology for repairs to be undertaken later this year.